Security officials in three coastal provinces along the Andaman Sea well known as tourist attractions have been put on alert for potential violent incidents by southern militants.
Certainly, the launch of a new aircraft carrier poses fresh questions around China’s current naval defence capabilities, but despite this being a decisive step forward for President Xi and the Chinese military, they are still light-years away from being a force to test the US
Author: Editors, East Asia Forum There are many anxieties and uncertainties out there in the world about China and its future. In this year’s Pew polling, almost 90 per cent of those surveyed in Japan are anxious about growing Chinese power with only 11 per cent having a favourable […]
Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai addresses the 2016 New Year Celebration Gala Dinner of the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA in New York, Jan 19, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua] Clearly upset with the doom-and-gloom views in the West about his country’s economy, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador […]
Author: Pawan Kumar Sen, Leiden University Nepal was constituted as a secular state after the endorsement of the Interim Constitution in January 2007, which was formally ratified in May 2008. The declaration of secularism was taken as a major contribution to the modernisation of a ‘New Nepal’ by religious minorities […]
Author: Andrew Harding, NUS As it tussles with multiple crises of political legitimacy and governance, Malaysia has reached a decisive point in its more than half-century history as an independent nation. What started as a shocking but not exceptional scandal has turned into a political crisis of unprecedented proportions. This […]